Faculty & Staff
Susanne M. Brander, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, CA, 2011
M.S., Johns Hopkins University, MD, 2005
B.S., Elizabethtown College, PA, 1999
Dobo Hall 114 | (910) 962-3786 | 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5915 email@example.com
As an ecotoxicologist, my research integrates the responses of aquatic organisms to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) across biological scales with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments to ecosystem responses. My current work examines the impact of EDCs on gene and protein expression, reproductive behavior, sex ratio and population dynamics. Compounds of concern include pyrethroid pesticides and pharmaceuticals.
Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=hl23JDgAAAAJ
Brander S.M., R.E. Connon, G. He , J.A. Hobbs, K.L. Smalling, S.J. Teh, J.W. White, I. Werner, M.S. Denison, G.N. Cherr. From ‘omics to otoliths: Correlated responses of an estuarine fish to endocrine disrupting compounds across biological scales.
Brander S.M. Thinking outside of the box: Assessing endocrine disruption in aquatic life. In: Monitoring Water Quality. Elsevier (invited contribution). (in press)
Brander S.M., G. He, K.L. Smalling, M.S. Denison, G.N. Cherr. The in vivo estrogenic and in vitro anti-estrogenic activity of permethrin and bifenthrin. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (in press)
Brander S.M., C.M. Mosser, J.P. Geist, M.L. Hladik, I. Werner. Esfenvalerate toxicity to the cladoceran Ceriodaphnia dubia in the presence of the green algae, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata. Ecotoxicology. (in press)
Brander S.M., B.J. Cole, G.N. Cherr. 2012. An approach to detecting estrogenic endocrine disruption via choriogenin expression in an estuarine model fish species. Ecotoxicology 21: 1272-1280.
Brander S., R. Fontana, T. Mata, S. Gravem, A. Hettinger, J. Bean, A. Szoboszlai, M. Marrero, C. Keiper. 2011. The Ecotoxicology of Marine Debris. Journal of the American Biology Teacher 73: 474-478.
Brander S.M., I. Werner, J.W. White, L.A. Deavonic. 2009. Toxicity of a pyrethroid mixture to Hyalella azteca at environmentally relevant concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28: 1493-1499.
S. Bodensteiner, Zinkl M., McCloskey J., Brander S., Grabow L., Sellier P. 2008. Effects of desalination brine waste blended with treated wastewater in the aquatic environment of San Francisco. Water Practice 2: 1-9.